Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Studio City this Thursday 6/28!

LA Green Drinkers,

Take advantage of the extended daylight this month in the Valley LA Green Drinks and check out the Valleyheart Greenway, a project by TheRiverProject.org. The Director of The River Project, Melanie Winter is also a fellow LA Green Drinker. Thanks for the tip Melanie!

The project created landscaping and pathways along the south bank of the river between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Radford Avenue, but also includes the Great Toad Gate, a Butterfly Garden and other amenities designed by local students from Carpenter Avenue Elementary School.

Melanie says it is pretty spectacular this time of year, look for the blooming Matilija Poppies-
all walking distance from The Sapphire.

LA Green Drinks - Studio City

Thursday, June 28th, 2007
The Sapphire
11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
818 506-0777

Take Public Transit!
The Sapphire is located near the intersection of Laurel Canyon Blvd. From the Universal Red Line Station, take the 750 Metro Rapid or the 150/240 to Laurel Canyon Blvd.
See Metro.net for details.

For dinner, Vegan Plate is located across the street.

If anyone wants to bring literature to promote their green issue
please do so-
we will have an area for brochures, business cards, etc.
We will also take back any extra literature back and bring them to the next Green Drinks.
The main thing is just to relax and have a good time.

LA Green Drinks - Culver City is 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach is 2nd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Studio City is 4th Thursday of every month.

Next LA Green Drinks is in Culver City, Thursday, July 5th.

A new section of LA Green Drinks were we help people take a monthly action step to make a difference-

This month's eco-action comes from Elizabeth Zampolli, co-host of the Silver Lake Green Drinks.

Change at least 3 incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
-CFLs use a 1/5 of the energy of standard incandescent bulbs and last 10X longer.
Each CFL you install will keep about 1,500 lbs of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere over its lifetime.
One bulb can lower your energy bill by $15 annually and reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by 150 lbs.
If every household in the United States replaced one incandescent light bulb in their home with a compact fluorescent, it would save a total of 90 million pounds of global warming pollution over the lifetime of the bulbs. This would be equal to taking 6.3 million cars off the road.

Where do I get CFLs?
Ikea, Target, Home Depot, Online stores, or your local hardware store.

Should you replace incandescent bulbs that still work or wait till they run out?
Change them now. CFLs are so much more efficient and save so much more energy.

What do I do with old light bulbs?
They will need to be taken to household hazardous waste.

Please share your stories/experiences with this challenge at the next green drinks.


FlexCar Free Sign ups
Flexcar is running a promotion right now that is allowing free signups for our service. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the latest technology in mobility options.
Follow the steps below to take advantage of the free sign up!
1. Go to www.flexcar.com, click on "Join Now" at the top of any page, and select "Personal" plans.
2. Fill in ffep7FLEX in the "Promo Code" field (box 2).
3. Have them fill in your email address (the same one you use on your Flexcar account) in the "Enter Referrer's Full Name" field (box 17A).
If you have any questions contact Walter King
Walter King
General Manager
Los Angeles Region
M: 213.272.1032

New Bike Shop co-founded by LA Green Drinker Alex Thompson has now launched their website.
1816A Berkeley Ave in Santa Monica.
open hours
Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

Vegetarian BBQ Cooking Class
Eat Your Veggies Presents:
Celebrate 4th of July in Style! - Vegetarian BBQ & Picnic Fare
Learn how to make healthy, delicious, cholestrol-free bbq and picnic food that will impress your friends and family at any summer get-together.
Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho
Portabella Steaks
Sweet & Spicy Bbq Tofu Cutlets
Not Your Average Cabbage Salad
Lemon & Basil Potato Salad
Baked Beans
& Many more of your Favorites!!! Also some special recipes for the kids!
Only $20!! What a deal!
Please stop by or call Full O' Life to sign-up.
Pre-registration is required.
2515 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 845-8343
Class size is limited.

USGBC Summer Events
US Green Building Council Upcoming Events
June 28 - Emerging Green Builders Design Competition Party.
Location: Sci Arc's Fish Bowl, 4th Merrick Streets Los Angeles, CA.
7:00-10:00 PM
Join Emerging Green Builders and USGBC LA at the First Annual Natural Talent Design Competition Awards Party.
The event will showcase the outstanding and winning entries selected from over 75 entries by an esteemed jury.
The EGB LA Natural Talent Design Competition challenged students and young professionals to redesign a sustainable, off- the-grid Wilderness Heritage Site on the grounds of the abandoned Eagle Mountain iron ore mine and town site in Riverside County.
Come see the talent and meet the innovative young thinkers and future sustainability leaders.
If you have questions, please contact Edward Belden ebelden@gmail.com.
This event is free to EGB members. If you are an EGB member please RSVP to genevieve.sharrow@gmail.com.

July 11 - Tour of Santa Monica Public Library Reception SAVE THE DATE! Sponsored by Morley Builders Details will be forthcoming.

"Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox"
LA Premiere of the documentary at the Music Hall Laemmle in Beverly Hills for one week --
opening July 13th.

Sustainable Cocktail Class

Nationally-Renowned Cocktail Specialist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse, presents
Cocktails 101: Sustainable Sips
at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza’s swanky X bar at 2025 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, July 24, 2007.
Attendees will learn to craft a well-balanced mixed drink, and give their cocktails a sustainable “kick” by using organic and / or all-natural products. Sustainable Sips is taught by the “go-to” cocktail girl, Natalie Bovis-Nelsen (aka: The Liquid Muse) and covers helpful how-to’s, such as: basic tools and ingredients for setting up a home bar, the differentiation of a “cocktail” from a “mixed drink,” a little cocktail history and four sustainable cocktails (including one non-alcoholic cocktail). She will also share some information on sustainable cocktail products – why they are considered organic or biodynamic – and how students can use them to create their own signature drinks!
X bar will provide light snacks, and students will taste samples of the drinks presented. Cocktails 101: Sustainable Sips runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and costs $27.50 per person (don’t forget $5 for parking!) Goodie Bags are guaranteed for students registering before July 15. Pre-payment is required, and the class is limited to 20 – 25 students.
For more information contact:
Natalie Bovis-Nelsen at Natalie@theliquidmuse.com, 310-717-2850

A New Show on Discovery Network
What does it mean to GREEN THAT HOUSE? Basically, GREENING is reducing the overall environmental impact of your home. You might use GREEN-friendly building materials or paints. You might be figuring out how to better use available sunlight to heat your home or replacing incandescent lights with longer lasting, energy efficient fluorescents. Whatever you're doing to
GREEN THAT HOUSE - we're interested.
Are you planning to "GREEN" a house in the next few months?
We are looking for fun and energetic people. Couples, single men/women, roommates, best friends, and families are all encouraged to apply. Your willingness to share your experience of GREENING can help and inspire many others to do the same.
Visit our website to apply:
or contact us with questions at:

Renewable Energy Fair And WORC Fundraiser
Malibu, CA -Sat., August 18th
Explore a myriad of alternative energy options and enjoy talks and entertainment throughout the day. For further details, visit

Greening Ocean Park Boulevard Online Petition
See: http://opa-sm.org
for a before-after rendering (simplified)

Composting Workshops
Check the Calendar of events for a workshop near you-

Permaculture Design Certificate Course in the South of France
With Larry Santoyo & Friends
Learn...EcoVillage Design, Natural Building, Sustainable Living & More!
Classes will be taught in English...
September 17th - 30th 2007
2 Weeks of Learning, Food, Accommodations and Local Sightseeing
-All For £350.00 (around $700.00 US)...
Tuition, Meals, Dormitory Accommodations and Transport from local train stations all included..!
(air travel not included)
For More Information: http://earthflow.com/france2007.php
Join an international group of Artists, Musicians, Designers & EcoBuilders for an unforgettable Permaculture Design Course Experience near Saint Laurent Sous Coiron, in the Ardeche region in the South of France. 1 1/2 hours driving from Lyon and Nimes airports. Enjoy EcoVillage style...Regional Foods, Wine Tasting, Local Crafts Boutique, Spa Treatments, Internet Cafe, Day Excursions; Hiking, River Trips and More!!!
See more info about the Permaculture Design Course Experience at:

Permaculture Design Course
LAPermaculture, SustainableLA, The Terra Foundation & EarthFlow Design Works Present:
Creating the Conditions for Sustainability to Happen
The 5th Annual Permaculture Design Course
Los Angeles, CA
October 2007- March 2008
One weekend a month for 6 months...
Join us on the first weekends of October 2007 through March 2008 at a variety of venues in and around Los Angeles.
A Certificate Course for:
Homeowners, Business Owners, Land Managers & Design Professionals
This training includes the most inspiring examples of sustainable land use and human ingenuity from around the world.
* Simple Steps Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle
* Natural Building & Property Development
* Adding Beauty & Value to Your Home
* Strategies for Energy Descent & Peak Oil
* Re-Localizing Food Production
* Green Business Strategies
* Finding your Right-Livelihood Career
Join veteran Permaculture Instructors and Internationally Acclaimed Leaders in the Worldwide Sustainability Movement including...
* L. SANTOYO, Director, EarthFlow Design Works
* SCOTT PITTMAN, Director, The Permaculture Institute
* TOBY HEMENWAY, Author, Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
* JUDE HOBBS, Director, Cascadia Permaculture
* PLUS local experts and guest speakers...
* $90.00 per day
* $175.00 per weekend
* $950.00 for all six weekends
Materials and other fees may apply. Meals, Lodging & Transportation not included.
MORE about the Design Course Experience

Southern California Clean Vehicle Technology Expo
October 16-17th, 2007
Join over 500 of Southern California’s fleet operators, alternative and clean vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure technology providers, funding agencies, and other industry experts as they exchange information on clean vehicle funding, policies and regulations. Hear from the manufacturers directly about their light-, medium- and heavy-duty product offerings for 2007 and beyond.
Exciting raffle prizes will be given away during the Ride & Drive and Round Robin sessions. Don't miss out - Register Today for Early Bird Pricing of $75!
Expo highlights include: Clean Vehicle TRADESHOW, Funding and Partnership WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING Activities, Clean Vehicle RIDE & DRIVE!
Exhibitor and Sponsorships are available. Please email info@cleanvehicleexpo.com or
call (800) 993-0302 for more information.
For more information about the EXPO, please visit www.cleanvehicleexpo.com.
Ontario Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764

Job Posting



The California Climate Action Registry assists California’s leading organizations in measuring their greenhouse gas emissions and developing emissions profiles. The Registry encourages and promotes early actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is considered a center of thought leadership for climate change. Registry participants include businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and others. More information about the Registry is available at:
The Registry offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment, and great potential for growth and advancement. This position provides the opportunity to join a team playing a leading role in developing climate change policy in the United States.
• Assist in the production of marketing materials & artwork including websites & brochures

• Write press releases & newsletters

• Make follow-up marketing phone calls

• Track relevant media stories, clip out articles, create press packages

• Procure and maintain stocks of printed marketing materials

• Carry out mailings

• Conduct research

• Maintain contact database

• Provide administrative support to marketing, communications and business development staff
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, marketing, communications or related field

• At least two years related experience

• Strong writing skills

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment

• Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop

• Interest in and familiarity with climate change issues


Salary commensurate with experience.
Position includes a competitive benefits package.


LA Green Drinks - Culver City
Thursday, July 5th, 2007
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232


LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach
Thursday, July 12th, 2007

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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